Hello to all,
so I was trying to fix this issue ar750s 3.100 openvpn failed load ovpn and seems that I got shoot on the foot now
While I was checking how I can upload the ovpn file to the luci-app-openvpn via the admin portal I notice from this thread that the user had openwrt 19.07 and maybe this was a blocker for me to see the upload ovpn option.
So I check on openwrt portal of how to upgrade my ar750s to the 19.07.1 also. So I followed the steps to do the upgrade.
and I got as a message
Invalid image type.
Image check ‘platform_check_image’ failed.
So by looking again on the web I notice this thread which was mention to run the command
Sidenote here; I didnt do a md5 or sha256 check to make sure the file wasn’t corrupted after the download
sysupgrade --force -n xxxxx.bin
And so I did.
I left it around 20-30 mins and when I came back I didnt see any wifi ssid open.
I checked also via ethernet to see the GUI on 192.168.8.1 but nothing.
Searching on the web I read that openwrt doesn’t have the GUI luci and wifi enable so I need to connect via ssh to the router on the network 192.168.1.0/24 with the router having the ip .1 but again nothing.
To continue with this story I then tried to connect to uboot. I followed the steps that GL.iNet have on their portal but didn’t see any response on the .1.0/24 with the router being .1. Note here that the power led was lit the 5g led started blinking slowly and after 5 flashes it turned off and the 2g led lit.
I also read that the first branch of those ar750s had an issue with the uboot which if you wanted to fix it/bypass it you had to open the device and solder/hotwire two pins on the PCB (AR-750S Uboot recovery not working) but I dont want to arrive to this option.
Also I forgot to mention that if I let it boot normally I think that the device is actually rebooting/resetting because the connection via ethernet seems to be unstable (connect & disconnect every 2-3 sec).
So this brings us here… I don’t know what to do next… what to look for this issue…
Any ideas? Any help?
Sorry for the long thread but I believe you needed to know all the steps I took and what I did tried.
PS: I have the firewall of my laptop disabled (Windows + Eset antivirus)